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(The Conversation)   Before there was Fortnight or Halo, the first video game was a digital version of checkers created back in the 1950s, where players typed their moves   (theconversation.com) divider line
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2021-12-02 6:41:36 PM  
A decade ago, Spacewar! was the first video game.

Then a few years ago, Tennis for Two was the first video game.

And now this year, MUC Draughts was the first video game.

I wonder what the first video game will be next year.
 
2021-12-02 6:58:48 PM  

skyotter: A decade ago, Spacewar! was the first video game.

Then a few years ago, Tennis for Two was the first video game.

And now this year, MUC Draughts was the first video game.

I wonder what the first video game will be next year.


The first video game was my brother and I trying to not be the kid my Dad told to get up and go change the channel.  You had to go through each of the 4 channels, waiting through commercials, until he decided which show he wanted to watch.  My brother and I were also the first TV remote.
 
2021-12-02 7:05:41 PM  

skyotter: A decade ago, Spacewar! was the first video game.

Then a few years ago, Tennis for Two was the first video game.

And now this year, MUC Draughts was the first video game.

I wonder what the first video game will be next year.


Bertie the Brain, 1950.

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2021-12-02 7:08:50 PM  

skyotter: A decade ago, Spacewar! was the first video game.

Then a few years ago, Tennis for Two was the first video game.

And now this year, MUC Draughts was the first video game.

I wonder what the first video game will be next year.


People have been collecting animals since the neolithic age, so probably Pokemon.
 
2021-12-02 8:48:20 PM  

Gordon Bennett: skyotter: A decade ago, Spacewar! was the first video game.

Then a few years ago, Tennis for Two was the first video game.

And now this year, MUC Draughts was the first video game.

I wonder what the first video game will be next year.

Bertie the Brain, 1950.

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Bertie was all the rage until he knocked up one of those teenage girls.
 
2021-12-02 9:07:09 PM  
This is a MUCH better exploration of the topic:

The First Video Game
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Well worth the hour to watch it.
 
2021-12-03 6:21:21 AM  
It was still the first video game AFTER there was Fortnight and Halo, too.
 
2021-12-03 3:45:46 PM  
Typing moves? I remember that.

XYZZY

Huh. Nothing happened.
 
2021-12-03 5:45:33 PM  
There were five+ concurrent inventors of the telephone. Bell was just first to market.

So I'm not surprised there wouldn't be as many "first video games" being individually toyed with.
 
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